Re: Uncooked and cold food
by tina lou - Posted Mon May 7, 2007 @ 10:33 PM
I ate at a Red Lobster here in South Bend, Indiana. Several hours later, I began violently vomiting. My stomach completely cramped, and I was unable to hold down even water. Yesterday, the same thing. My limbs ached, I was unable to get comfortable. My joints felt like they were going to come out of socket. That is how uncomfortable it was. I had a fever w/ diarrhea and passed out several times. Today, I am still unable to hold anything down. It is a disgrace. I have no food allergies. The people handling the food know that if not prepared correctly can cause serious harm to the customer. It isn't always the fault of the handler, but in such cases...
About 2 weeks ago I was given uncooked shrimp at our local Chili's. Fortunately I caught it. But my tongue touched the meat and that was enough to give me a complete food aversion.
I think you're right in seeking compensation. The cooks need to be more careful. It isn't your fault they did not do their job correctly. Don't listen to feedback saying you're just doing it for a free meal. They are lucky to be still retaining your business. As for "what you're teaching your son", you are teaching him not to settle for bad service, and food poisoning. I know that personally, I will never eat at either establishment again.
You shouldn't be expected to settle and PAY for all "the extras" that you received. And if my child were to have gotten sick b/c of someone's lack of professionalism trust me...they would be getting more than a demand for a gift card.
Good luck, I am in full support of your view.